Lawyer taken hostage near City Hall in Georgia town
The Associated Press
STATESBORO, Ga.- A lawyer was taken hostage in his office near City Hall on Monday, and police cordoned off part of downtown as they tried to negotiate for the man's release.
He could not confirm whether the suspects were armed.
A woman who answered the phone Monday at the office where the lawyer works said the office was closed and hung up.
Statesboro, a city of 22,000 that is home to Georgia Southern University, is 225 miles southeast of Atlanta. The community's Martin Luther King Day parade, which was to pass by the county courthouse near the scene, was canceled because of the standoff.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.